Shelter Now Has Several Small Dogs

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Gonzo

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Champ

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Pixie

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Chewie

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Tucker

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Sable

So you say you’re looking for a small dog? Well, guess what? We have several, ranging from roughly 30 pounds to smaller. Keep in mind that not all of these small guys are suitable for a home with a small child, but are perfect candidates for our senior to senior program.

But then there’s Baby — she loves kids and would do well in a busy household. And Pixie is just that — a busy little pixie — and will also need a very active household to be happy.

Many times when people come in and ask about smaller pets, we just don’t have any. But lately, we’ve had a bit of a bonanza. So stop by and check our little guys out.

But please don’t forget our larger dogs who would also probably fit just as easily into most lifestyles. They are all just waiting for the chance to come into your life and show you the true meaning of unconditional love. There’s no one like a good dog to make you think you’re the best — the best of everything.

If you’re not in a position to take a full-time pet, perhaps you might consider our foster program. We have several dogs who have been with us for a long time and could benefit greatly from a loving foster home. The training and socialization goes a long way to make them more adoptable. We also often have foster needs for babies that are not yet old enough for adoption, or an animal that needs time to recover from an injury.

If you’d like to meet our beautiful animals, if you’re interesting in becoming part of the team of priceless volunteers who make it all possible or if you have any questions about our organization, please come and see us at 812 S. McLane Road or give us a call at (928) 474-5590.

GONZO

Gonzo is a 6-year-old Chihuahua. He was turned over by his owners because they were no longer able to care for him, and they knew he’d have a good chance being adopted here. Gonzo is neutered and current on his shots. He gets along with other dogs, and is OK with older children. This is the perfect lap dog. He will sit with you and bat his eyes at you for some love and affection. How could you pass up a cute face like his?

CHAMP 

Champ is a 10-year-old Pomeranian mix. He too was turned over by his owners because they are no longer able to take care of him. He is very sweet and easy-going. Champ is good with other dogs and OK with children. The perfect lifestyle for this guy would be riding around with his folks, and enjoying all the lap time he can get. He is neutered and current on his shots.

PIXIE 

Pixie is a 1-year-old Terrier mix. She was due to be euthanized down in Globe, but we stepped in to save her life. We knew because she was small, she would be adopted easily. Once you spend time with this quirky little girl, we know you’ll fall in love. She is so outgoing and affectionate. She listens well, rides great in the car and does well on a leash. She has been spayed and is current on her shots. She gets along with other dogs, and will get along just fine with everyone.

CHEWIE 

Chewie is a 1-1/2-year-old Boxer mix. She was turned over because she was too active and playful, and returned for the same reason. Fortunately, we do offer one free training class with her adoption and this will help solve that issue. She is very sweet and playful. She gets along with other dogs and has a great personality. She loves kids and will do best in an active environment.

TUCKER 

Tucker is a 1-1/2-year-old Heeler mix. He was brought in as a stray from Mesa del Caballo. This adorable guy has been neutered and is current on his vaccinations. Tucker is a fun-loving guy and is full of energy. He needs a home where he has room to run and can go for walks and hikes. Because of his breed, he needs a “job.” It is very important that he can stay active, so he doesn’t get bored. Tucker is a great dog with a kind heart. He gets along with other dogs, walks well on a leash and is house trained.

SABLE

Sable was turned over by her owners after they had just adopted her from a shelter in Apache Junction. Sable, a Pug/Lab mix, is spayed and current on all of her shots. She is sweet and does well with other dogs. She likes children and is potty trained. Sable doesn’t understand why she went from one shelter into a home and then back to another shelter. This little girl needs a home that she can feel safe and welcome in. She needs some TLC, and some chew toys and ropes because she loves to play, and she loves those chew bones and kongs.

Low-cost Rabies Clinic

The Towns of Payson and Star Valley, in conjunction with Gila County Rabies Control, are offering a Low-cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at Main Street Animal Clinic, 411 W. Main St. Rabies vaccinations are just $10.

Licensing fees for all dogs are as follows: a Town of Payson license is $7 for a spayed or neutered dog, and $20 for an unaltered dog; a Town of Star Valley license is $5 for a spayed or neutered dog, and $7 for an unaltered dog; a Gila County license is $7 for a spayed or neutered dog, and $15 for an unaltered dog.

Other vaccinations will be available upon request. Your pet is required to be secured at all times.

If you have any questions, please call 474-9292.

Fund-raisers

It’s still not too late to have your critter in the 2010 calendar. We will be accepting photos through October. There will be photo shoots, in case you don’t have “that perfect picture” already. The photo shoots will be Oct. 10 and 24 from 7:30 to noon at Green Valley Park. If you’d like more information, call Ginger at 978-3322.

We invite you to join us for a fun evening of BBQ and dancing at the Rye Creek Bar Saturday, Oct. 10. The fun begins at 6 p.m. Brooks & Yoder will be playing live, Western music.

There is also a golf tournament Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Payson Golf Course. It is a four-person scramble, and the fees are $65 per person ($35 for members) — this includes green fees, golf cart and lunch. You can get your entry forms here at the shelter at 812 S. McLane Road.

Get your tickets now for our Tailgate Basket Raffle. Only 100 tickets will be sold for a chance to win four tickets and parking for the Nov. 1 Arizona Cardinals vs. Carolina Panthers football game, four hats, assorted snacks, two disposable grills, Cardinals paper products and a $25 gift certificate to Charlie’s Meats. Tickets are $20 each, and the drawing will be held Oct. 24 at the Humane Society golf tournament. Call Betty Raveling at (928) 468-7132 for more information. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Central Arizona.

For more information on any of these events, or to meet our wonderful animals, please give us a call at (928) 474-5590 or stop by. You can also learn about us on the web at www.humane societycentralaz.org.

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